A moment of shock in the chamber as Bob Spink MP resigns the Conservative whip, as a point of order, on live TV.
Stewart Jackson MP and I chewed over the meaning of this in about 30 seconds. Spink will, we think, given his strong anti Euro views and Essex seat, join UKIP - bad move!
It's a shame, I got on well with him.
Whilst we were having this conversation, the tax man called to tell me he's popping a cheque in the post. Simon Burns MP sent a text from New York, (he is there with the UN) which read 'Go Hillary Go' just as Hilary Armstrong MP let a door which weighs about five tonnes close in my face, knocking my bag out of my arms all over the floor - which was rather ironic really - go Hilary go! Please!!
You don't have to be mad to work here, but ......